Only going up.
Many central bankers and economists are forecasting a return to low inflation within a couple of years, but that’s wishful thinking.
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The greenback is at its heftiest since 2002 and still rising fast.
For ECB President Christine Lagarde, inflation is turning into a blooming nightmare.
As the European Central Bank announces its first increase in interest rates, investors are getting very nervous.
By changing the rules around bank lending, you can make a huge cut to national debt.
Sergio Mattarella rolls back his 80 years for another seven-year stint as Italy’s president.
With the markets turning and the Russia-China axis looking ever more worrying, Rome could not risk destabilising the government.
E as in ebbing.
To understand the euro’s weakness, you have to look at the US as well as Europe.
Rolling the dix.
If insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, what does that say about the EU?
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The early signs indicate that the EU is responding much more effectively than it did in 2008.
CFA franc countries will no longer have to keep 50% of their foreign exchange reserves at the French Treasury.
The decision by eight Francophone states to delink their common currency from France won’t be without challenges.
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At the time of the 2016 referendum, there were widespread fears that Brexit would unleash a contagion effect among other member states.
Exports and manufacturing output is down.
After a decade of nearly uninterrupted growth, the German economy is stuttering.
Kyriakos Mitsotakis takes office as Greek prime minister.
The road ahead remains rocky for Greece’s newly elected prime minister.
Signing the Treaty of Rome in 1957.
In the past decade the EU has been struck by a series of crises that have proven that it is far more vulnerable than previously imagined.
As fears of a US-China trade war grow, the eurozone is starting to look like a rock.
The euro just turned 20.
While the euro’s survival for two decades is evidence of its success, it was born with fundamental problems that have weakened it, leading to near-constant crisis.
Greece nearly crashed out of the eurozone in 2015.
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The strict nature, implementation and dramatic social costs of the EU bailouts prompt questions about their effectiveness.
Man the lifeboats!
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The new coalition’s spending plans will ramp up Italy’s annual budget by over €100 billion a year.
Five Star Movement leader Luigi di Maio brandishes an Italian flag at a rally in Naples.
Italy’s economy is verging on bankrupt and its election results have dealt a hammer blow to the prospects of fixing things. The best option, financially at least, may be to put someone else at the helm.
Sergio Mattarella (right) and his prime minister designate, Carlo Cottarelli.
If you thought the risk of Grexit was bad, you’ve got a shock coming in the shape of Italy.
Carlo Cottarelli: Italy’s prime minister. But for how long?
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What’s caused Italy’s political crisis and what’s likely to happen next.